Interviews

Zali Gurevitch

it can be a comment about desire it can be anything in one word

Anna Prushinskaya

“The moments of transitioning to motherhood were moments of clarity, of cutting through the things that I wasn’t able to cut through before.”

Steven Church

“We spent a lot of time at the zoo…sort of essaying our way through this ever-changing landscape of life and death, captivity and wonder.”

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

If I am comfortable in my unknowing, in letting the vessel of my desires for myself and others live in a space of openness and questioning then I do no harm, I am just open.

José Felipe Alvergue

“Being attentive to the dynamics of place has always been really beneficial for me just in terms of being a person, and not being locked into a way of thought that is not productive, for citizenship.”

Maggie Smith

“I don’t think I’ll ever stop writing Ohio poems. It’s who I am.”

Christopher Newfield (part 2)

University decline is like climate change. It has multiple causes… [and] each cause works slowly enough to allow most people to stay in denial about their effects.

Christopher Newfield

We talk a lot about the limits of critique. I’m more worried about the absence of critique. I mean institutional critique, including self-critique. That’s how professions get out of blind alleys and advance.

Jonathan Reiss

I’ve come to believe that the people in this world who do really terrible things are the ones who have no space in their minds for evil. I think one of the healthiest things a person can have is a relationship with their propensity to do wrong.

Lynn Melnick

I’m just really angry. And a lot of times when I sit down to write, that’s what’s guiding me.

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